From:                              Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford []

Sent:                               Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:00 AM

To:                                   'New Bedford Jewish Federation'

Subject:                          The Bulletin - A Community Update for October 16, 2014

The Bulletin - A Community Update for October 16, 2014

It’s Official - the Jewish Holidays Are Now a Year Away


As we conclude (and immediately restart) the annual Torah reading cycle this week celebrating Simchat Torah, the Jewish Holidays are over.  We do have Shabbat immediately after (very long weekend) just like we did last week with Sukkot, but for those of us who work in Jewish life there is a full work week ahead.  No excuses.  It is also a time (that full work week ahead) when we look forward to our programs and the annual campaign kicks into gear.

And On with the Year’s First Program

On Tuesday, October 28, at 12:30 PM the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford together with the Center for Jewish Culture at UMass Dartmouth will host Israeli film director and 2014 Sundance Film Festival Award-Winner Yuval Hameiri in the Grand Reading Room of UMass Dartmouth’s Claire T. Carney Library.  Together we will watch and discuss his award-winning short film I think this is the closest to how the footage lookedThe program includes lunch and is free and open to the public.  We hope that many of you will join us.








And a Second Program – Federation Pacesetters


Later that day in a private setting, our Pacesetters – donors of $500 or more to the Federation’s annual campaign – will also meet with Yuval Hameiri and Hadas Goldman the director of the Tarbut initiative from Afula, Israel, as we mark the launch of the 2014-15 campaign.  If you are interested in becoming a Pacesetter and want to join us that evening, please contact me directly.

Israeli Emissaries to Visit


Each year several Jewish communities in New England (members of SNEC, the Southern New England Consortium) host young Israeli students as they work as educational and cultural emissaries in their communities.  Since our community is on the smaller side, we invite them for day visits when they teach at the Ziskind School at TI and participate in our events.  Over the course of the next few months we will host many of these young men and women, starting with Ron Peleg (first on the left, front row) and Noa Brosh (in the middle, back row). 

Noa and Ron visit us next week and we extend a warm welcome to them.

More for Your Calendar

Light in a Time of Darkness:  Aristedes de Sousa Mendes, Rescuer

Co-sponsored by LusoCentro and BCC Holocaust Center

Guest speakers:  Dr. Robert Wheeler and Mr. Robert Jacobvitz

Film:  Disobedience:  The Sousa Mendes Story

Open to the public.  Free admission.  Lunch provided.

WHEN:  Friday, October 31, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  (Registration starts at 9:00 AM.)

WHERE:  Jackson Arts Center Auditorium, Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River

RSVP:  508-678-2811 ext. 2442 or

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Shabbat Shalom & Chag Sameach,


 The Bulletin is a weekly email from Amir Cohen, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford.  I welcome your feedback at